Recent News and Articles

SBAIC welcomes thirteen new members in October 2014

Oct 6, 2014

SBAIC is pleased to welcome thirteen new members at our October 2014 member meeting, including seven new full members and six new associate members listed below. Full members are for profit U.S. small business in good standing with USAID contract history. Associate members are for profit U.S. small business in good...

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Juarez & Associates (J&A) awarded ABE ACR IDIQ as a small business prime

Oct 2, 2014

Juarez & Associates (J&A) is one of three small businesses to hold the Assistance to Basic Education All Children Reading (ABE ACR) IDIQ (2014-2019). The purpose of the ABE ACR IDIQ is to provide technical assistance and services to improve student reading in the primary grades in developing countries, particularly...

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Juarez & Associates (J&A) awarded 5-year USAID Guatemala Lifelong Learning Project

Sep 30, 2014

Juárez & Associates is proud to announce the USAID/Guatemala Lifelong Learning Project (Leer y Aprender, 2014-2019). The five year contract seeks to improve access to education by underserved populations such as indigenous children, girls, and out-of-school youth in Guatemala. It...

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An Introduction to the Woman-Owned Small Business Set Aside Program

Sep 19, 2014
By Siobhan Green, Sonjara

Recently the US Government announced long awaited plans for a woman owned small business set aside program. This program allows Contracting Officers set aside contracts for eligible women owned small businesses, similarly to how they set aside for HUB Zone, Vet owned, or general small businesses. To date, however, USAID (...

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Five Key Principles for Engaging Women and Adolescent Girls in Economic Growth and Food Security Programming

Sep 19, 2014
By Anne Greteman and Michelle Muldoon, Making Cents

The international development community recognizes the important role women and adolescent girls play in driving economic growth and promoting food security. Making Cents International has been increasing economic opportunities for women and adolescent girls around the world for the past fifteen years, using its inclusive...

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A Gender Integration Community of Practice: Sharing Practices among Implementing Partners Improves Capacity for All

Sep 19, 2014
By Jennifer Collins-Foley, Juarez and Associates

"The most effective approaches to development can be envisioned as a 3-legged stool – reproductive rights, basic education and gender equality. As a firm guided by a vision of sustainability, we know that providing opportunities to women and girls is the most important investment any country can make in advancing...

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